Being a Christ Follower Is Simple…But Hard – Part I

“Then Jesus went to work on his disciples. ‘Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to findingContinue reading “Being a Christ Follower Is Simple…But Hard – Part I”

God Still Speaks…Even When He’s Silent

“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4 (NIV)   I wrote an earlier blog entitled God Trusts Me With His Silence.  During the latest trial that our family is still walking through, God showedContinue reading “God Still Speaks…Even When He’s Silent”

FOR THOSE WOMEN IN YOUR LIFE WHO DON’T LIKE MOTHER’S DAY…

What do you say to that friend who longs for a child but doesn’t talk about it because, despite trying, it hasn’t happened?   What do you say to that friend who suffered a miscarriage or stillbirth… or is facing the anniversary of the death of her child gone way too soon?   What ifContinue reading “FOR THOSE WOMEN IN YOUR LIFE WHO DON’T LIKE MOTHER’S DAY…”

Stepping Into the Darkness

“…Moses stepped into the deep darkness because God was there. It’s the mystery part of following God. I feel like that is what we’re doing now. Instead of pulling back in fear, we’re stepping into the deep darknes of the unknown future…And the reason we’re doing it is because we know God is already thereContinue reading “Stepping Into the Darkness”

MOTHER’S DAY IDEA…

It’s almost Mother’s Day and time to start thinking about the perfect gift for your special friend, sister, or daughter.  Flowers die, candy gets eaten, but inspirational devotionals start on a page, get planted and bloom forever in one’s heart.   Whether she is already a mother, about to become a mother for the firstContinue reading “MOTHER’S DAY IDEA…”

Attitude, Not Necessarily Actions

“But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.’” I Samuel 16:7 (NIV) Last time, through sharing my struggle with food,Continue reading “Attitude, Not Necessarily Actions”

He Sees My Heart Even When My Actions Speak Contrary

“Search me, God, and know my heart;…” Psalm 139:23 (NIV)   I was having a tough day, not really for any particular reason.  I wasn’t extra crabby or lashing out at people…I was just struggling with my flesh and as a result not wanting to obey. I’ve been drawing closer to God lately.  Trials andContinue reading “He Sees My Heart Even When My Actions Speak Contrary”